Camera crew at the Endeavour Pavilion Opening
© Leroy Hamilton

Press Room

Below is information on our current exhibits and films as well as several news flashes, which tell of exciting new developments.

Visit here to read our press releases and press kits.

Newsmakers at the Science Center

opening day for Space Shuttle Endeavour
Bill Ingalls

Endeavour Exhibition Opening Day

Mission 26

The Space Shuttle Endeavour’s enduring mission to inspire the next generation of explorers and innovators, is well underway! You can read the exhibit description for the Endeavour Exhibition.

  • Lorsch Family Pavilion

    California Science Center Announces Temporary Closure Effective March 16

    In consultation with the State of California, the California Science Center will be closed temporarily effective Monday, March 16. This decision was made to support the efforts of state and local health authorities to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The closure will include all California Science Center exhibitions, IMAX films, events and programs.

    Read the press release for more information.

  • Virtual Hands-On Science Camp 2020

    Hands-On Science Camp Goes Virtual at the California Science Center

    Although our in-person camp will not take place this summer due to COVID-19 health and safety measures, the Science Center will continue to make science learning fun and accessible – “from our lab to your home.” Virtual Hands-On Science Camp will engage young minds, Pre-K to 8th grade in problem solving and inquiry through science and engineering. Beginning June 22 and continuing through July 31, weeklong daily camp sessions will be held on Zoom for 90 minutes with hands-on activities led by dynamic camp staff. Our small class sizes encourage collaboration and meaningful interactions for all campers to receive the support and attention needed to succeed.

    Read the press release

  • The Art of the Brick

    The Art of the Brick - Temporarily Closed

    The Art of the Brick, a captivating exhibition featuring more than 100 works of art created from over one million LEGO bricks by contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya, opens February 28, 2020 at the California Science Center. It comprises the world’s largest display of LEGO art.

    Read the press release.

  • Inside Endeavour: a virtual tour

    California Science Center Launches “Inside Endeavour” VR Tour to Commemorate Anniversary of Endeavour’s Final Mission

    The California Science Center premiered the first in a series of four “Inside Endeavour” virtual reality (VR) tours to commemorate the anniversary of Endeavour’s final mission, which launched on May 16, 2011. Beginning May 15, 2020, the first VR tour, featuring the flight deck, middeck and payload bay, is available on the California Science Center website.

    Read the press release.

Get in Touch

If you would like to cover a story, arrange a visit, or request an image or B-roll, contact us by phone at (213) 744-7446 or email or Also, please contact us to add your name to our mailing list if you would like to receive updates regarding our exhibits, events and films.

The California Science Center Communications department does not handle commercial filming requests. Our department is only able to work with news media at this time.

Shell Amega, Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer, California Science Center Foundation
Exhibitions, Samuel Oschin Air & Space Center Project Launching/Space Shuttle Endeavour, interview liaison for President and CEO Jeffrey Rudolph, Science Center Executive Leadership, & Development
(213) 744-7496

Paula Wagner, Associate Director, Communications, California Science Center Foundation
IMAX Theater, Education Programs, Technology Exhibitions, Air & Space Exhibitions
(213) 744-2144

Kristina Kurasz, Associate Director, Communications, California Science Center Foundation
Ecosystems, and General Information
(213) 744-7446

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